Herbs & Aromatherapy for Pain

Pain is an unpleasant reality for many people. From the healthiest to the unhealthiest, we all find ourselves in pain’s grip at one time or another. Whether your pain is self-inflicted from exuberant weekend warrior syndrome, brought on by the stresses of today’s world, or a symptom of serious disease or physical states, there areContinue reading “Herbs & Aromatherapy for Pain”

Winter Sanctuary – Bringing the Outside Inside

As the leaves fall from the trees and old man winter lies in wait, many people have difficulty giving up the aesthetics of summer. Unfortunately you can’t pocket all those roses and daisies away for the chilly months ahead, but you can easily compensate by bringing a bit of the outdoor spirit you crave inside.Continue reading “Winter Sanctuary – Bringing the Outside Inside”

Massage, Science, and Your Health – A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Weil

Noted physician Andrew Weil, MD, author of Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine that Can Transform Our Future (Hudson Street Press, 2009) and a longtime proponent of integrative medicine, had a chance to sit down with Body Sense magazine to discuss the science behind massage and other effective complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)Continue reading “Massage, Science, and Your Health – A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Weil”

50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

These questions have no right or wrong answers. Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Which is worse, failing or never trying? If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like soContinue reading “50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind”

The Energy of Money – A Healer’s Guide

Our relationship with money can reveal powerful energetic insights into ourselves. Quite simply, our money patterns are typically consistent with other aspects of our lives. Adjectives that describe our energy, such as tight, controlling, adventurous, systematic or flamboyant, also pinpoint our money energy. Understanding the energy of money can enhance the healing process, show usContinue reading “The Energy of Money – A Healer’s Guide”

A Letter From Your Life

Dear (Your Name Here), How’s it going? I’m your life. I am the power button to your existence. However, I’m starting to get a little hurt at your response when people ask you, “How’s it going?” Same stuff, different day? Is that really how you feel? Is life that boring? Let me tell you aboutContinue reading “A Letter From Your Life”

The Magic of Pure Optimism

Having an optimistic/positive mindset is, absolutely, a great way to live in the world. It works much better than a negative one. Is there any doubt about that? Maybe you have tried a positive mindset, but things still don’t seem to get any better. There are reasons for this less-than-spectacular result. If your underlying messagesContinue reading “The Magic of Pure Optimism”

The Happiest Person In America—Could It Be You?

I think we’d all like to be happier, especially in times of stress. Sometimes we may look at others who seem to have it all figured out, or just seem to be happy most of the time, and perhaps wonder what they do to stay happy, when there are so many stressors in life. Apparently,Continue reading “The Happiest Person In America—Could It Be You?”

Caring for Body and Soul – Reconsidering Spiritual Well-Being

Fitness is an important part of our lives and of our well-being, both physical and mental, and many Westerners are reconsidering spiritual fitness. In most Eastern approaches to health, spiritual well-being is intimately connected to one’s overall health at every level and to the world around us. As bodyworkers, we touch this truth daily–in ourContinue reading “Caring for Body and Soul – Reconsidering Spiritual Well-Being”

War and the Body – Serving the Survivors

As a survivor of torture I know how wounds of violation can live in the body and the mind. My recovery included bodywork, and so I know both its assets and liabilities in resolving shock of this magnitude. I am now both a practitioner and a teacher of somatic therapies for survivors, which has addedContinue reading “War and the Body – Serving the Survivors”